The American Academy in Berlin invites
applications for its residential fellowships for 2014-2015, as well as
early applications for the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. The
deadline is Monday, September 2, 2013 (12 p.m. EST or 6 p.m. CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.
Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars
and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent
study in Berlin. Approximately 26 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually.
Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and
novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists,
and public policy experts, among others. The Academy does not award
fellowships in the natural sciences.
are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an
entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded
for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Fellowship benefits include
round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and
accommodations at the Academy's lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the
are restricted to individuals based permanently in the United States.
US citizenship is not required; American expatriates are not eligible.
Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time
of application. Applicants working in most other fields—such as
journalism, filmmaking, law, or public policy—must have equivalent
professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at
the time of application. The Academy gives priority to a proposal's
scholarly merit rather than any specific relevance to Germany.
note that the next application period for the Inga Maren Otto Berlin
Prize in Music Composition will be in 2014. The Guna S. Mundheim
Fellowship in the Visual Arts is an invitation-only competition.
a peer-reviewed process, an independent Selection Committee reviews
finalist applications. The 2014-2015 Berlin Prizes will be announced in
spring semester 2014.